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,000 protesters stormed the palace in cairo forcing president morsi to flee. we'll update you on the situation there. but first our top story live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin with the latest on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff deadline of automatic tax hikes on everybody and what appears to be a stalemate in the negotiations. in his first interview since the election, president obama reiterated his demand that any deal must raise taxes on the highest earner. yesterday obama also appeared to showroom for flexibility on actually relowering those tax rates in the future. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. the issue right now that's relevant is the acknowledgement that if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, that we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. p what i've suggested is let's essentially put a down paym
vehicles after protesters ignored a presidential order to vacate the area. president morsi is scheduled to address the nation later today. nbc's jim maceda is live in cairo. jim, what is the latest on what i know is a fast-moving story? >> reporter: hi there, chris. president morsi, as you say, was to broadcast a recorded statement on tv about 2 1/2 hours ago. that has not yet happened. he's expected to talk about and explain his moves over the past two weeks, starting with that controversial decree of november 22nd. recall that's the one that gave him the monopoly on power. he's expected, according to the experts here to offer the opposition a way out of the mess, which was floated yesterday by morsi's vice president. it's a compromise where both sides would work on amending those contentious, about 15 contentious articles of draft constitution, bud but they'd both agree on the specific december 15th day for the referendum. right out in both sides are very, very far apart. meanwhile, tense here but a lot calmer, chris, around the presidential palace tonight than it was yesterday at thi
a night of fierce street battles between protesters and supporters of president morsi that left several dead and hundreds injured. the turmoil erupted after president morsi granted himself a decrease granting himself absolute power. hillary clinton hillary clinton is holding surprise talks from russia's prime minister, amid reports president bashar al assad is considering using chemical weapons against his own people. >> afghan president hamid karzai sharply criticizes the united states in an interview with nbc news. he partly blames the u.s. for the instability in his country. >> part of the insecurity comes from the structures that nato and america created in afghanistan. the private security firms, the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people and the way they behaved with the afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people and the resulting insecurity. >> so would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato and the united states? >> it is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional
. >> is there an alternative political coalition to him? >> not right now. >> not right now. amazing. quickly, morsi, what's -- wow. mubarak with a beard as they say. right? >> is that the reputation he is getting? >> what is so interesting is, and this is the important thing to remember, is that he's not mubarak with a beard because the people aren't allowing him to be that. >> he would like to be. >> well, i mean -- >> that is a leap. >> but you haven't seen much in the way of a democratic sharing, cons consultative attitude on his part. the people who brought about the revolution aren't happy with what he is doing and don't seem to be giving him time to enjoy his new maximum presidency. >> difference between your beat and my beat your beat never stops. >> yours doesn't either. >> i get a pause in elections. >> there is a fiscal cliff. >> whatever. this is more serious. always a pleasure. >> thanks. >> coming up the must see map of 2012 not about red versus blue. you know that. a lot more kohl toers this map. first today's trivia question. name the three governors who had the job, left it, and now have
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